Apr 1, 2022 | High Point Market |
Design’s Night Out at Historic Magnolia House
Design’s Night Out at Historic Magnolia House

On April 1, with the support of 12 industry ambassadors, High Point x Design, the organization dedicated to transforming High Point into an everyday design destination for the trade, co-hosted Design’s Night Out at the historic Magnolia House. Recently redesigned by Greensboro-based firm Vivid Interiors, the former North Carolina Green Book hotel, a safe haven for Black travelers during segregation, is once again open for business. 

“The goal was to help bridge history to design in a tangible way and create a diverse community event for connection,” said Marie Cloud, owner of Indigo Pruitt Design Studio, who also serves as HPxD’s Diversity & Inclusion Chair. After spending time with Magnolia owner Natalie Pass-Miller, Cloud proposed an event to HPxD’s board. “What Natalie and her team have done is monumental, and it should be on display for the world to see and celebrate,” Cloud adds. Many HPxD members contributed product to the redesign, and the eve of Market presented the opportune moment to reveal Magnolia House to the industry.

About 150 people attended the cocktail mixer, where guests toured the inn and gathered for a round of toasts. Miller greeted the crowd of designers and told the story of Magnolia’s rich past and bright present, alluding to future plans for a museum. She then passed the mic to HPxD managing director Jane Dagmi, who called each ambassador, plus a few special guests, up to the front to share words. 

DNO ambassadors included Don Ricardo Massenburg of Design Inkredible, Joy Williams of Joyful Designs Studio, Quintin Tate of Twenty Sevyn Interiors, Malik Logan of The Tailored Interiors, David Santiago of Strictly Santi, Ellen Gefen of Gefen Marketing, Gina Hicks of Vivid Interiors, Ariene Bethea of Dressing Rooms Interiors, Ashley Ross of Muse Noire and Business of Home’s editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen.

Also on hand to celebrate were Breegan Jane, Everick Brown and Lisa Walker Brown, Justin Shaulis, Tristan Gary, Christopher Grubb, Rachel Moriarty, co-founders of The Kaleidoscope Project Amy Lynn Schwartzbard and Patti Carpenter, Shane Jones of Sherwin-Williams and Nick May of The Chaise Lounge podcast.

“It was a magical evening of design and history coming together in the house that soul built,” said Pass-Miller. “It was a whole vibe and a great way to kick off Market!”

Images by AV Creatives

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From design to the wine, a few of the women who made it happen: (Top row) Kathy Devereux, Laura Mensch, Natalie Pass-Miler, Shane Jones; (Bottom Row) Jane Dagmi, Gina Hicks, Marie Cloud.
From design to the wine, a few of the women who made it happen: (Top row) Kathy Devereux, Laura Mensch, Natalie Pass-Miler, Shane Jones; (Bottom Row) Jane Dagmi, Gina Hicks, Marie Cloud.
From design to the wine, a few of the women who made it happen: (Top row) Kathy Devereux, Laura Mensch, Natalie Pass-Miler, Shane Jones; (Bottom Row) Jane Dagmi, Gina Hicks, Marie Cloud.
(left) Kathy Devereux, Devereux Marketing and HPxD Communications Chair
(left) Kathy Devereux, Devereux Marketing and HPxD Communications Chair
(left) Kathy Devereux, Devereux Marketing and HPxD Communications Chair
Designers Javier Fernandez of Transitional Designs with Erin Haskell of Design for the PPL
Designers Javier Fernandez of Transitional Designs with Erin Haskell of Design for the PPL
Designers Javier Fernandez of Transitional Designs with Erin Haskell of Design for the PPL
Liane Ricci, Ricci Studio
Liane Ricci, Ricci Studio
Liane Ricci, Ricci Studio
Ebony Staten, The Vogue Room; Quintin “Que” Tate, Twenty Sevyn Interiors; David Santiago, Strictly Santi; Shanna Middleton, Alliance of Interior Designers
Ebony Staten, The Vogue Room; Quintin “Que” Tate, Twenty Sevyn Interiors; David Santiago, Strictly Santi; Shanna Middleton, Alliance of Interior Designers
Ebony Staten, The Vogue Room; Quintin “Que” Tate, Twenty Sevyn Interiors; David Santiago, Strictly Santi; Shanna Middleton, Alliance of Interior Designers
Jane Dagmi with Brad Clinard, High Point Financial Design
Jane Dagmi with Brad Clinard, High Point Financial Design
Jane Dagmi with Brad Clinard, High Point Financial Design
David Santiago, Strictly Santi
David Santiago, Strictly Santi
David Santiago, Strictly Santi
Malik Logan The Tailored Interiors
Malik Logan The Tailored Interiors
Malik Logan The Tailored Interiors
Gina Hicks, Vivid Interiors, and Ellen Gefen, Gefen Marketing/The Home dot Com
Gina Hicks, Vivid Interiors, and Ellen Gefen, Gefen Marketing/The Home dot Com
Gina Hicks, Vivid Interiors, and Ellen Gefen, Gefen Marketing/The Home dot Com
DNO ambassadors plus a few friends
DNO ambassadors plus a few friends
DNO ambassadors plus a few friends
Shane Jones of Sherwin-Williams
Shane Jones of Sherwin-Williams
Shane Jones of Sherwin-Williams
Lisa Walker Brown of Everick Brown Design, David Santiago, Everick Brown and Ashley Ross
Lisa Walker Brown of Everick Brown Design, David Santiago, Everick Brown and Ashley Ross
Lisa Walker Brown of Everick Brown Design, David Santiago, Everick Brown and Ashley Ross
Gina Hicks and Laura Mensch, Vivid Interiors; Ashley Ross, Muse Noire Interiors; Shane Jones, Sherwin-Williams; Jane Dagmi, HPxD; Marie Cloud, Indigo Pruitt/HPxD; Kathy Devereux, Devereux Marketing/HPxD; Ariene Bethea, Dressing Room Interiors; Don Ricardo Massenburg, Design Inkredible/HPxD
Gina Hicks and Laura Mensch, Vivid Interiors; Ashley Ross, Muse Noire Interiors; Shane Jones, Sherwin-Williams; Jane Dagmi, HPxD; Marie Cloud, Indigo Pruitt/HPxD; Kathy Devereux, Devereux Marketing/HPxD; Ariene Bethea, Dressing Room Interiors; Don Ricardo Massenburg, Design Inkredible/HPxD
Gina Hicks and Laura Mensch, Vivid Interiors; Ashley Ross, Muse Noire Interiors; Shane Jones, Sherwin-Williams; Jane Dagmi, HPxD; Marie Cloud, Indigo Pruitt/HPxD; Kathy Devereux, Devereux Marketing/HPxD; Ariene Bethea, Dressing Room Interiors; Don Ricardo Massenburg, Design Inkredible/HPxD
Tina Nicole and Khai Mai, co-founders of Nathan Anthony
Tina Nicole and Khai Mai, co-founders of Nathan Anthony
Tina Nicole and Khai Mai, co-founders of Nathan Anthony
Muse Noire’s Ashley Ross addresses the crowd.
Muse Noire’s Ashley Ross addresses the crowd.
Muse Noire’s Ashley Ross addresses the crowd.
Malik Logan takes the floor.
Malik Logan takes the floor.
Malik Logan takes the floor.
Priscilla Baez, MPB Design Co.;  Jeanette Evans, J. L. Evans Wedding & Event Design;  Neecy Patton, Creative Redesign by Neecy
Priscilla Baez, MPB Design Co.; Jeanette Evans, J. L. Evans Wedding & Event Design; Neecy Patton, Creative Redesign by Neecy
Priscilla Baez, MPB Design Co.; Jeanette Evans, J. L. Evans Wedding & Event Design; Neecy Patton, Creative Redesign by Neecy
Eric Woodard of Preservation Greensboro
Eric Woodard of Preservation Greensboro
Eric Woodard of Preservation Greensboro
Interiors By Design’s Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas (left) and Jacqueline Butorac (right) with Jane Dagmi, Billy Fisher and Kaitlin Petersen, Business of Home
Interiors By Design’s Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas (left) and Jacqueline Butorac (right) with Jane Dagmi, Billy Fisher and Kaitlin Petersen, Business of Home
Interiors By Design’s Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas (left) and Jacqueline Butorac (right) with Jane Dagmi, Billy Fisher and Kaitlin Petersen, Business of Home
Nicole Crews and Gina Hicks
Nicole Crews and Gina Hicks
Nicole Crews and Gina Hicks
Jill Seale, Jill Seale Design Studio; Denise Wenacur, DW Design & Decor; Justin Shaulis, Justin Shaulis Interiors
Jill Seale, Jill Seale Design Studio; Denise Wenacur, DW Design & Decor; Justin Shaulis, Justin Shaulis Interiors
Jill Seale, Jill Seale Design Studio; Denise Wenacur, DW Design & Decor; Justin Shaulis, Justin Shaulis Interiors
Samantha Thompson Lizarraga, Alejandra Ochoa de Thompson and Alejandra Thompson de Jordan, co-owners, Thompson Traders
Samantha Thompson Lizarraga, Alejandra Ochoa de Thompson and Alejandra Thompson de Jordan, co-owners, Thompson Traders
Samantha Thompson Lizarraga, Alejandra Ochoa de Thompson and Alejandra Thompson de Jordan, co-owners, Thompson Traders
Tristan Gary, Kaitlin Petersen, Billy Fisher
Tristan Gary, Kaitlin Petersen, Billy Fisher
Tristan Gary, Kaitlin Petersen, Billy Fisher
Laura Mensch and Gina Hicks, Vivid Interiors
Laura Mensch and Gina Hicks, Vivid Interiors
Laura Mensch and Gina Hicks, Vivid Interiors
A guest reads up on Magnolia’s history.
A guest reads up on Magnolia’s history.
A guest reads up on Magnolia’s history.
Designers Marie Cloud and Don Ricardo Massenburg both serve on the HPxD board.
Designers Marie Cloud and Don Ricardo Massenburg both serve on the HPxD board.
Designers Marie Cloud and Don Ricardo Massenburg both serve on the HPxD board.